Our Story

“Walkbout” is a term indigenous to Jamaicans that describes the wanderlust of bold, inquisitive adventurers.

Jamaicans are known for traveling extensively and it is said, you can find a Jamaican in the most remote parts of the world.
It was against this background that Walkbout.com was conceptualized and masterminded by Jamaican Aldo Antonio in 2008.

Walkbout International and walkbout.com was incorporated and launched with the ultimate goal to create a global community of adventurers or “Walkbouts” who share a common yearning for exploration of the inner workings of global locations.

Blackslate Holdings Group Limited
Walkbout International is owned and operated by the Blackslate Holdings Group Limited, which is a private equity firm that primarily makes investments in the private equity of operating companies through a variety of loosely affiliated investment strategies including leveraged buyout, venture capital and growth capital. Blackslate operates by raising pools of capital or private equity and use these funds to acquire a position in companies including startups and brands around the region.
www.blackslateholdings.com

Our mission

Our Mission is simple “Create Movements To Live For, One Experience At A Time.”

Supported by our Vision of “Encouraging WB’s To Live ,..Laugh….Eat And Collect Memories Along The Way.”

And so Walkbouts, seeking Local Immersion Experiences (LIE), that are customised, unforgettable, authentic, cultural and unique, can now do all this through the portal www.walkbout.com. A community experience platform for #Walkbouts on a mission to “Go Beyond The Destination”, off the beaten path to quirky places, people and activities beyond commercially popular venues.

walkbout.com ultimate Goal is to create a tribal community of inquisitive adventurers referred to as “Walkbouts.”

The long term Goal is a massive tribe that shares a common yearning for exploration of the inner workings of global locations.

Diversity Policy
Walkbout International fully embraces Equal Employment Opportunity Policies and as such is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind. Walkbout is fully committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and partners, providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment of any kind.

Community Tourism
Community Tourism is about new levels of relationships between the host community and Walkouts. What is appealing to Walkbouts is found among the varied natural attractions, local resources and talents, and indigenous attributes of a community or area.

Through Walkbouts community interaction, respective cultures are explored, ideas and information are exchanged, and new friends are made. This approach to tourism fosters opportunities at the community level for local people wishing to participate more fully in the tourist industry. This may range from establishing a Homestay accommodation in a rural or urban home to creating income generating tourism opportunities for an entire village/community.

Walkbouts approach to Community Tourism embraces sustainable development through tourism and focuses on the ecology, heritage, culture and the lifestyle of a community and its people.

Walkbout Foundation
The Walkbout Foundation in addition to its support of environmental activities encourages travel as a way of developing human capacity and experiences. As such each year we will sponsor and support individuals to take trips to destinations around the world. This is funded through a percentage of our net revenues each year.

Environmental Support
Walkbouts are by nature super conscious of their impact on the environment and so act and behave in a manner that ensures the sustainable development of the environment. Walkbout International supports and endorses all activates and endeavors that are geared towards the support of the environment.

www.walkbout.com

 

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"“I have seen how my life and outlook was positively transformed when I travelled to new places and met new and different people. I was able to see the world differently, but importantly it helped open up my horizons and showed how much more is possible. I want more people especially younger individuals just about to start their life and careers to travel more before settling down. I firmly believe that encouraging travel as a way of developing human capacity and experiences is a great way to lift the human potential. That’s what I’m trying to do at Walkbout and I invite you to help me get more young people to travel and go beyond destinations.”
Aldo Founder and Chief Walkbout"

Go Beyond The Destination

Aldo Antonio

Founder

Leadership Team

Aldo Antonio

Executive Chairman and Founder

Evan Porter

Head of Partner Acquisitions

Donald Wolf

Revenue and New Business

Charlie Harrington

Customer Experience

Melody Marshall

Team Talent Resources

Lee Cunningham

Technology and Support

Kody Byrd

Global Brand and Experience Head

Breanna French

Head of Design

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